War Torn Lives

Raptured by war
Rebels overtook
Clawed and torn apart
Death a familiar foe
Ashes instead of homes
Stranded – some escape
Not all make it alive
Woman and children
Captured for slavery
Obey or die!
Tortured and raped
Half Beaten to Death!
Silence or Consequence
Cries and screams
No one hears their silent pleas!
Unknown faces no one sees
Stories untold and forgotten
Precious and troubled souls
Endangered by our ignorance

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5 thoughts on “War Torn Lives

  1. Pingback: welcome to a new friend: Melonie Ann –Melonie’s Poetic Life | Hey Sweetheart, Get Me Rewrite!

  2. Couldn’t agree more with Wanderlust about this poem. Very pleased to have discovered your poetry today. Particularly love this one. It’s grim and hard hitting. Fav line has got to be ashes instead of homes. Loved it

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